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USA Today's Commitment To Social Media

In my previous blog, "Is USA Today's 'Social Media Lounge' A Little Late To The Party?" I talked about how some legacy newspapers like USA Today were in somewhat stalled position as to how best to work with social media. With USA Today's launch of their Social Media Lounge, I questioned if they were simply 'testing the waters' or jumping in with both feet. In a subsequent interview with Alexandra Nicholson, manager and social media strategist for the paper, she clarified some of these points and confirmed the paper's commitment to social media.

10 Chindogu: The Art Of Intentionally Making A Useless Invention

The Japanese say they invented it, but maybe they were just the first to name it.  The name, Chindogu, is becoming universally known and used to describe inventions that are useless.  Well, I don't know about Ben Franklin or Thomas Jefferson or the prolific inventor Leonardo da Vinci, but haven't most inventors created some useless stuff?  In fact, mostly useless stuff?

 


Laid Off, A Chemist Invents A Very Relevant Gadget: The Magic Toob Lampshade Leveler

I suspect your response to a lampshade leveler is going to be "So what."  Mine was too... until I learned how universally relevant this little gadget is now, and will be in the next few years.

LG 2010 Competition For The Best Design Of The Future Mobile Phone

Wouldn't you love to be the designer of the future mobile phone - one so revolutionary that the competition trips over each other getting out copies of it?  Well, for the third year, LG Mobile Phones is giving you a chance.  So, start imagining!

Calling All Inventors! Casting Invention TV Show In Chicago!

If you can create an amazing gadget out of anything... If you love tinkering with crafts... If you go by the nickname 'mad scientist'... Then, an Emmy-nominated production company is looking for you to interview for a new series with a major cable network.

Call For Inventors: The 2010 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge

DiabetesMine, with the sponsorship of the California HealthCare Foundation, an independent philanthropy devoted to improving health care delivery, is sponsoring its second annual Design Challenge, calling for innovative devices or web applications that will improve life for people with diabetes. The three top concepts will each receive cash awards and support to further the commercialization of their designs.

Worlds Collide: BBC 'SuperPower' Meets ABC 'V' TV Show

Two ethereal female guides offer help for planet earth. Both represent super powers. Both attempt to 'shock 'n awe' us into looking at our lives in different ways. The promos are similar in their 'otherworldly' approach and mood, but the intent is much different. One looks to inform while the other to entertain. Both connect with Barack Obama. While the president is actually featured in SuperPower's promo, the 'V' series has been interpreted as an allegory of the current administration, with its allusions to "change" and "universal health care."

Call For Inventors! Telebrands (As Seen On TV) Wants To Know What You're Up To

Inventors!  Here's a message from Telebrands! The big infomercial giant is looking for new products!

Doodle 4 Google: Graphic Design Contest Just 4 Kids!

Google is calling all aspiring graphic artists and graphic illustrators to submit a home page logo for Google!  Imagine that!  But you have to be a kid; chronologically a kid.

 


College Inventors & Entrepreneurs Face-Off In March Madness For The Mind

You probably know about the NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, but did you know that there is a National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)?  It has approximately 200 college and university members, and more than 5,000 students at these institutions are on entrepreneurial inventor teams (E-Teams).  Now, 15 of those teams are getting ready for a face-off at the March Madness for the Mind showcase in San Francisco.

 

Call For New Products! The Next BIG THING In 2010

Calling all inventors, product designers, fashionistas, and anyone else who can come up with the next consumer must-have.  The Dallas Market Center, the world's largest wholesale marketer, is searching for The Next BIG THING.

Call For Inventors! New Eco-Friendly Garden Products

Ball Horticultural Company is looking for new environmentally friendly products that make gardening easier, save time, and help the gardener accomplish his goals successfully.  The company has enlisted Edison Nation to help "weed out" the weak applications.

Name This Product Competition: Foldable Baking Pan

Edison Nation is holding another naming competition.  This should be fun; it needs a name for a foldable baking pan. And the winner of this particular competition not only gets $500, but his or her winning name will be written into an episode of Every Day Edisons during Season 3 (starting in May on PBS affiliates).

Call For Inventors! New Air Purification Technologies

Intellectual Ventures is seeking new solutions for reducing pollution, particularly in air filtration systems that eliminate chemicals and infectious agents in confined spaces, like hospitals, businesses, homes, and transportation systems. It has teamed up with Edison Nation to help it find just the right ideas.

The Pepsi Refresh Project Looks For 1000 New Ideas Every Month

If you don't see any Pepsi commercials tomorrow on the Superbowl, I'm here to tell you where all that money is going instead: on making the world a better place.  That's right.  Pepsi is set to spend more than $20 million this year to benefit causes proposed by the public in the areas of health, arts and culture, the environment and education.  And you are invited to submit your ideas to the Pepsi Refresh Project and then get out the vote for your ideas.